Telehealth patient and physician

The American Medical Association has created resources to help guide physician practices through the successful implementation of telehealth and remote patient monitoring.

  1. Telehealth Quick Guide

    1. In an effort to keep our health care workers and patients safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the AMA has designed resources to support physicians and practices in expediting the implementation of telemedicine, so care can continue to be provided to those who need it most.

  2. Telehealth Implementation Playbook

    1. Telehealth can be used as an alternative to traditional in-person care delivery and, in certain circumstances, can be used to deliver care such as the diagnosis, consultation, treatment, education, care management and self-management of patients.

  3. Return on Health: Telehealth framework for practices

    1. The American Medical Association developed a "Return on Health" framework to articulate the value of digitally enabled care, accounting for ways in which telehealth programs can increase overall health and generate positive impact.

  4. Remote Patient Monitoring Implementation Playbook

    1. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) captures and records patient physiological data outside of the traditional health care environment. RPM provides the opportunity to improve diagnosis and management of chronic disease and engage patients in their own care.

  5. Telehealth Clinical Education Playbook

    1. AMA's Telehealth Clinical Education Playbook provides a framework to organize and implement telehealth clinical education, particularly at the patient encounter level.
  1. Telehealth impact report 2021 (PDF)

    1. A comprehensive overview of AMA’s efforts to aggressively expand telehealth advocacy, research and resources to engage key industry stakeholders to better understand key needs around coding, coverage and physician and patient pain points.

  2. Telehealth impact study: Physician survey (PDF)

    1. The complete survey focuses on the experiences and attitudes of physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The "Research findings" tab within these resources offers a summary.

  3. AMA digital health care 2016 & 2019 study

    1. AMA's findings on physicians’ motivations & requirements for adopting digital health and adoption & attitudinal shifts from 2016 to 2019.

  1. Telehealth Immersion Program

    1. AMA’s newest offering to guide physicians, practices and health systems in optimizing and sustaining telehealth at their organizations and builds on The Telehealth Initiative.

  2. Telehealth and team-based care: The shift to telemedicine and navigating through potential pitfalls

    1. Experts discuss the shift to telemedicine in team-based care (TBC) and identify potential pitfalls that can come with the transition.

  3. Telehealth & team-based care: How to engage support staff to implement team-based care in telehealth

    1. The webinar explored how to best engage support staff to successfully implement the team-based care (TBC) model in telemedicine.

  4. Telehealth vendor evaluation, selection and contracting

    1. This presentation focused on key considerations for evaluating, selecting and contracting with new vendors.

Find continuing medical education and other learning modules to enhance your understanding of how to care for patients remotely.

  1. Telemedicine: Providing safe care during coronavirus pandemic

    1. Earn CME about how to implement telemedicine and telehealth.

  2. Mobile health and telemedicine

    1. Explore the latest in mobile health and telemedicine to improve outcomes.

  3. Success story: Quick pivot to telemedicine in primary care

    1. Ten percent virtual visits to 80% virtual visits in two months.

  4. Primary care visits during COVID-19

    1. Understand the differences of use and content between office-based versus telemedicine.

  5. Implications for telehealth in a post-pandemic future

    1. Regulatory and privacy issues.

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